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Alexander -

  1. Son of Simon the Cyrenian, who was compelled to bear the cross for our Lord. (Mark 15:21)

  2. One of the kindred of Annas the high priest. (Acts 4:6)

  3. A Jew at Ephesus whom his countrymen put forward during the tumult raised by Demetrius the silversmith, (Acts 19:33) to plead their cause with the mob.

  4. An Ephesian Christian reprobated by St. Paul in (1 Timothy 1:20) as having, together with one Hymenaeus, put from him faith and a good conscience, and so made shipwreck concerning the faith. This may be the same with

  5. Alexander the coppersmith, mentioned by the same apostle, (2 Timothy 4:14) as having done him many mischiefs.

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